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O'Neill Delighted To Be In Semi's Of League Cup

O'Neill Delighted To Be In Semi's Of League Cup

Martin O'Neill said after finding out our opponents for the Carling Cup semi final (as well as the FA Cup 3rd round) told the www.avfc.co.uk:

'We're delighted to be in the semi-finals and we have a number of big cup games coming up in January against Blackburn Rovers. With us also facing one another in the FA Cup, there will be a lot of toing and froing between Villa Park and Ewood Park. We will look forward to this when the time comes.'

In The Mirror the Villa boss says he'll bring back the glory days to Villa.

'Aston Villa, not since the European Cup days a long, long time ago now , have been trailing behind and it would be nice to contest semi-finals and finals more often. The league is very important and we are chasing. This season is probably even more difficult than last year, so sometimes even to stand still you have to improve by 10 or 15 per cent.'

He says we have made progress and there is an 'evolution' with quality players arriving.

And on joining the last four of the League Cup he added, 'I am very pleased. I won't disguise that fact. We wanted to get through. The players looked sharp. There's only four teams who can win the competition and we are one of them.'

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Thursday December 3 2009
Time: 10:27AM

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Its the Semi Final and only 4 teams can win D-) OMG !!!
davidsands1982
03/12/2009 10:32:00
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Its the Semi Final and only 4 teams can win D-) OMG !!!
davidsands1982
03/12/2009 10:32:00
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Sorry that was uncalled for, good work Martin - you are having an up and down season. it's all good, i'm a happy supporter, i ask for only 2 things:
1 - Consistency
2- A world class striker (I can dream!)
davidsands1982
03/12/2009 10:34:00
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Sorry that was uncalled for, good work Martin - you are having an up and down season. it's all good, i'm a happy supporter, i ask for only 2 things:
1 - Consistency
2- A world class striker (I can dream!)
davidsands1982
03/12/2009 10:34:00
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I think Downing has given us one of the major things missing in our team, a spark in central midfield. Whether that be from Young, Milly or Downing, that creative spark could make all the difference. I agree that we could do with another real goalscorer, but Gabby's doing ok at the moment! Long may it continue.
claret&blue82
03/12/2009 11:51:00
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I think Downing has given us one of the major things missing in our team, a spark in central midfield. Whether that be from Young, Milly or Downing, that creative spark could make all the difference. I agree that we could do with another real goalscorer, but Gabby's doing ok at the moment! Long may it continue.
claret&blue82
03/12/2009 11:51:00
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100% claret&blue, I really like Gabby and he's doing very well and improving, but Carew just seems to have lost it apart from the odd 1 in 10 games, and although Heskey is on fire, can we depend on him?

A striker and i'm very happy 2010 chappy :-)
davidsands1982
03/12/2009 12:41:00
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100% claret&blue, I really like Gabby and he's doing very well and improving, but Carew just seems to have lost it apart from the odd 1 in 10 games, and although Heskey is on fire, can we depend on him?

A striker and i'm very happy 2010 chappy :-)
davidsands1982
03/12/2009 12:41:00
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You missed out on a glorious headline here Fear - "O'Neill delighted with semi" or "O'Neill reaches for the semis."
JayVFC
03/12/2009 19:42:00
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You missed out on a glorious headline here Fear - "O'Neill delighted with semi" or "O'Neill reaches for the semis."
JayVFC
03/12/2009 19:42:00
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